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Three forfeit wins and two victories in the final five matches rallied the Park Rapids wrestling team to a 34-24 win over East Grand Forks in the first match of a triangular meet at East Grand Forks Tuesday night. Thief River Falls used five pins and a pair of forfeits to defeat the Panthers 42-21 in the second match.
Taylor Tschider and Kayli Muckenhirn combined for 19 points as Detroit Lakes built a 38-8 halftime lead en route to a 62-18 Mid-State Conference victory over the Park Rapids girls basketball team Tuesday night at Detroit Lakes. Carson Lee Christenson's basket and two free throws, a basket by Marisa Rittgers and two free throws by Alyssa Carlson accounted for the Panthers' points in the first half. Ashley Domino had two field goals, Grace Bateman and Olivia Vaadeland had a basket each, and Shelby Pierce made two free throws as the Panthers were outscored 24-10 in the second half. Domino h
Dani Schultz and Sara Rajewsky combined for four goals and six assists in leading Morris/Benson to a 5-1 win over Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley girls hockey team Tuesday night at Morris. Schultz had a hat trick and two assists while Rajewsky had a goal and four assists to lead the Storm, who held a slim 17-16 edge in shots on goal. Hannah Williams and Jessie O'Hern set up Jessica Gapinski at the 4:10 mark of the third period to account for the Panthers' lone goal. Goalie Bailey Moore made 12 saves for the Panthers, who fell to 5-9 on the season after having their fou
After splitting close games with Henry Sibley and Greenway, the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team capped off the Eveleth-Gilbert tournament with a lopsided win over Kittson Central. The Panthers opened the tournament with a 3-2 overtime loss to Henry Sibley last Tuesday before edging Greenway 2-1 last Wednesday.
Not even the best offensive production of the season could lead the Park Rapids girls basketball team to its first victory of the season. The Panthers hit a season high for points, but fell to 0-8 with a 53-51 loss to Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley in the third-place game of the Pelican Rapids tournament last Wednesday night. The Panthers led at halftime for the first time this season, but CGB outscored the Panthers 30-22 in the second half for the win. Ashley Gilsdorf (14), Molly Montonye (11) and Savanna Sullivan (10) hit double figures to lead CGB, which improved to 1-4. Grace Bateman
In the first five games of the season, the Park Rapids boys basketball team struggled at the free-throw line. Even though the Panthers missed nine free throws early, making six clutch free throws down the stretch was the key in posting their first win of the season last Wednesday night. Christian Ridlon, Taylor Kimball and Chris Goplerud each made two free throws in the final five minutes to break open a 53-53 tie and give the Panthers a 63-59 victory over Frazee in the third-place game of the 10th annual Park Rapids Holiday Tournament at the Area High School gym. Kimball finished with 2
Kurtis Moody's dunk helped spark a 19-0 run to open the game as the Pequot Lakes boys basketball team posted a 70-37 Mid-State Conference win over Park Rapids at the Area High School gym Tuesday night. Taylor Kimball's 3-pointer at the 11:16 mark ended that run while a basket off a rebound by Chris Goplerud and jumpers by Josh Crist and Scott Wolff made it 24-9 with 9:08 to play in the first half. Wolff's layup, Christian Ridlon's basket off a rebound, two free throws Kimball, and a jumper by Kyle Goplerud accounted for the rest of the scoring in the first half as the Panthers trailed 41-1
Jessica Lillquist scored 22 points and Alicia Boe added 17 points in leading Sebeka to a 71-30 victory over the Park Rapids girls basketball team Tuesday night at Sebeka. Lillquist scored 17 points as the Trojans built a 37-13 lead at the half. Alyssa Carlson hit two 3-pointers to lead the Panthers. Three baskets apiece by Carlson and Ashley Domino led Park Rapids in the second half. Carlson finished with 12 points while Domino (10) and Lydia Lutz (9) combined for 19 rebounds. Anna Grimes blocked three shots. The Panthers turned the ball over 40 times in falling to 0-6 on the season.
Bemidji won the final event to hold off a late rally and defeat the Park Rapids boys swimming and diving team Tuesday night at the Area High School pool. The host Panthers faced a 75-65 deficit with three events to go before Bemidji held on for a 95-91 victory. Park Rapids jumped out to a 10-4 lead by going 1-3 in the 200-yard medley relay.
McKenna Brand's fifth hat trick of the season led the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensck-Akeley girls hockey team to its fourth consecutive win. Brand scored the game-winning goal 22 seconds into the third period to complete her hat trick and give the Panthers a 4-3 win at Lake of the Woods Tuesday night. In the last four games, Brand has 13 goals and two assists. Bailee Jerger scored 4:22 into the game to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead.